Deportation Principle or Marriage Principle?

The label of this Australian wine reads: ‘19 Crimes is inspired by those who, beginning in 1788 were transported to Australia, for a life of hard labour…’ Each wine bottle’s cork states one of these ’19 crimes’ for which ‘criminals’ could be deported. Recent corks have revealed three of these crimes: 1. GRAND LARCENY, THEFTContinue reading “Deportation Principle or Marriage Principle?”

Falling off the Cliff

Since we moved to East Anglia we’ve heard stories of land that’s fallen into the North Sea… there’s frequent news about erosion, sea defences, homes being lost…  ‘Elephant’ is an exciting new play that’s set in a house that’s balanced on an eroding cliff in North Norfolk. Four interesting characters assemble; the rising tide eatsContinue reading “Falling off the Cliff”

Please Use Both Sides

A petrol station in Hunstanton announces: ‘Please use both sides’. I smiled. You can’t use both sides! You have to choose one side or the other… Son-Andrew sent us pictures of blue skies and sunshine from his holiday in the Lake District… Yesterday Hunstanton certainly wasn’t ‘Sunny Hunny’. It was cold and grey. We hadContinue reading “Please Use Both Sides”

Flamingos Talk… Chickens under the Bed…

Yesterday we visited Pensthorpe – a 700 acre nature reserve of woodland, gardens… and  lakes, that are home to a diverse range of ducks and geese. Their publicity says: ‘Pensthorpe is the ultimate destination for discovery and an action-packed day out for the whole family. Here you can explore magical gardens, take a trail throughContinue reading “Flamingos Talk… Chickens under the Bed…”

Right Person, Right Thing, Right Time, Right Place

Good friends Barry and Bridget came to stay. In the middle of the night a shadowy figure entered our bedroom. Me: I think you’re in the wrong room. Barry: What? Barry tried to get into our bed! Me: I think you’re in the wrong room! Barry: Eh?… OK Barry’s shadowy figure left the room. Barry’sContinue reading “Right Person, Right Thing, Right Time, Right Place”